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Jan 5, 2013 3:00am PST
massachusetts senator john kerry of course has been nominated to replace hillary clinton at state. we learned this week he is starting to prep for confirmation hearings. he was at the state department all day wednesday. the staff there now say they expect him to start reporting to the department regularly. they say they're now working with the foreign relations committee to pick a date for his confirmation hearings. should he be confirmed, what happens to mr. kerry's senate seat is this. the massachusetts governor you see on the right side of your screen there, deval patrick will appoint somebody to fill the seat. so without any sort of political contest, that person gets to hold the senate job for a few months, until a special election will be held this spring or summer in massachusetts. now barney frank is saying that while he would like to be the interim senator for a few months, he doesn't want the permanent gig. he says he will not run in the special election when it happens. the democratic party in massachusetts, including barney frank, have now pretty much coalesced behind
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
of state hillary clinton back on the job today for the first time in weeks. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first we want to begin tonight with our chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. refusing to shy away from what potentially could be a new washington fight, the president tapped two very close allies who have a history of ruffling political feathers into two key national security posts. president obama emphasized the two men's personal connections to the organizations he has tapped them to run. chuck hagel would be the first vietnam veteran to head the pentagon. >> to this day, chuck bears the scars and shrapnel in the battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: and john brennan, who spent 25 years at the cia, would now run the agency. >> john has lost colleagues and friends. >> reporter: as demonstrators protested brennen's connection to controversial interrogation techniques like waterboarding that date back to the bush years -- the president moved to head off that criticism. >> he understands, we are a nati
Jan 10, 2013 2:00am EST
petraeus. [ overlapping speakers ] >> you guys have john boldin after saying this is clinton with somehow faking her concussion. >> i didn't say that. the president can have who he wants. i like chuck hagel. if he gets it, i'm fine with it. >> suppose your guy won the race the guy you thought would win. and he put boldin in, the strange mustache guy. would they have put him in there? >> i don't think romney would have put bolton in. >> let's talk about the fiscal cliff. that's behind us. that turkey's behind us. >> we got others. >> we have lived through bill clinton. whatever you say about bill clinton, he knew how to deal with these people saying shut down the government. go ahead. i'll have my pizza. you go ahead. >> he'll have other things. >> whatever else you say. what happened? newt looked like a fool. he looked like a fool. so can this president show that kind of guts? first you because you're for him. >> well, i think we're going to see the debt ceiling fight first. >> that's what i mean. >> he feels so passionately -- >> will he tell them to go guest lost? >> in the book
Jan 5, 2013 4:00am PST
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Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
about 18, 18 1/2, and it's popped up under bill clinton's presidency above 20%, if you have economic growth. the 16% is because the growth-- >> their policies are going to guarantee, in my opinion, 2% growth for a long period of time. they will never get tax revenue back up towards 20%. >> paul: kim, let's talk about another tax that's on the table. dick durbin, the number two democrat in the senate this week said raise the prospect of an energy tax in addition to this and this reflects part of the point that mary made, you can go after the rich under the current tax, but you can't begin to finance the government we have. so ultimately you've got to find new ways to get the revenue. is this energy tax actually going to be a live prospect in the next couple of years? >> oh, they're going to try it and i think we all owe dick durbin a degree of thanks for what they want to do. mary says you can go after everybody who is rich, you can't get it, you have to go up through the middle class. the problem for democrats they vowed they're not going to raise income taxes on the middle class. in
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
secretary of state hillary clinton is taking all this week after she returned to the office this week following her very scary concussion and blood clot. of course, the job of replacing hillary clinton as secretary of state had looked early on like it was going to go to this woman, a current ambassador to the united nation, susan rice. susan rice is a long-time friend and ally of the president whose name was floated very early on as a favorite for secretary of state. ultimately, though, before anybody was nominated for the position, the white house sort of backed down from the prospect of nominating her. they allowed her to take her name out of the running when republicans attacked her for the grave, grave crime of saying something wrong on sunday morning talk shows. something that by the way turned out to be mostly correct. but never mind, they criticized her anyway, and the white house did not back her up in the face of that criticism, and her name was removed from consideration. now, faced with another high profile nominee who has attracted loud republican nomination, this tim
Jan 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> there is news tonight about what happens next for secretary of state hillary clinton who was released last night from a new york hospital after being treated from a blood clot. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, has been following the story. she joins us with the latest from washington. >> reporter: good evening, lester. hillary clinton is raring to go, already working from home, coming to the office next week. the secretary of state left the new york hospital yesterday, hand-in-hand with her daughter, chelsea, and a beaming bill clinton. she is supposed to be resting at home, but she was on the phone with her staff today who called in a scheduled meeting of the foreign affairs policy board. people on that panel, which was discussing second-term foreign policy priorities, and hearing a briefing on syria from u.s. ambassador to syria, robert ford, told me later that clinton sounded vigorous and healthy. clinton's designated successor, senator john kerry, was in the capitol today, accompanying elizabeth warren. but he is starting his transition. he was
Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
republicans newest star. plus, hillary clinton gets a big surprise on her first day back to work since being hospitalized. here's a hint. it wasn't an apology from the fix losers. you're watching "politics nation" only on the place for politics, msnbc. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at today. and now you're protected. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! >>> have you joined the politics natio
Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
. 1990, charlton heston, the nra president at the time, fighting against president clinton, then president, over gun control efforts despite bill clinton saying, listen, i'm from gun country. we have to make a move. and actually, even invited the nra to the table. here was charlton heston in '94. >> i'm amazed at -- as was true in the civil rights struggle in the '60s how much deception, how much deliberate misstatement of reality is taking place in this debate. >> so amy, when you hear this comment and several others including the internet comment of david king, it seems the nra strategy is we're under siege. yesterday's executive action mentioned by joe biden, we know, set off a firestorm with some conservatives. how's there a reasonable conversation when an organization sees themselves as a victim, amy? >> i think the white house is that they have great respect for the 2nd amendment. >> every time the white house says that, you then have what i pointed to, others who say, yes, you are. how do you meet them in the middle? >> it's going to be hard. that's for sure. i mean, but i
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
to january 2001 he headed the office of management and budget under president clinton. during that time, clinton signed into law two key laws to deregulate wall street -- the financial services modernization act of 1999 and the commodity futures monitored his asian act of 2000. on thursday, independint senator of vermont bernie sanders criticized the nomination saying -- at a press conference at the white house thursday, president obama praised the record of jack lew. >> jack has the distinction of having worked and succeeded in some of the toughest jobs in washington and private-sector. as a congressional staffer in the 1980's, he helped negotiate the deal between president reagan and tip o'neill to save social security. and president clinton, he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. so for all the talk out there about deficit-reduction, making sure our books are balanced, this is the guy who did it. three times. he helped oversee one of our nation's finest universities and one of our largest investments. in my administration, his managed operations for the state departme
Jan 7, 2013 12:00am PST
-term agenda sbut anyone on capitol hill listening? ready for a run? hillary clinton's home and ready to return to work. is she as ready to mount a run for president? with the travel and stress that would entail? and finally, for the -- 40 years since roe v. wade. the supreme court found a constitutional right to abortion but with states with republican governors there are new barriers to reduce abortion . i'm andrea mitchell. chris is away this week and welcome to the show. with us today "the washington post's" bob woodward. gloria borger. joy reed from msnbc and "time" michael duffley. while most were gratified congress had acted to avert a financial ca taste raef most were discouraged by all the drama. many have been calculating the tax hit they will take under the new law. the president is calculate, the degree of difficulty he faces ahead. >> we is k settle this debate. or at the very least not allow it to be so all consuming all the time. >> let's talk about this. the president wants a legacy of environment, gun laws, energy, is he going to get this or trapped in this debate ove
Jan 7, 2013 1:00am PST
headlines. >>> the secretary of state hillary clinton is returning to work tomorrow morning. it will be his first day back since she was sidelined by a stomach virus followed by a concussion and blood clot in her brain. she was released wednesday from a new york hospital. according to her schedule clinton will meet with her assistant secretary tomorrow morning. that meeting is her only public event of the day. >>> president obama plans to nominate former nebraska senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. reaction is already pouring in, some positive, some not. we'll have much more on the story in a moment. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demonstrators protested against drone strikes thursday and burned a u.s. flag. >>> parents in new york are on edge tonight waiting to hear if their children will have to find other ways to get to school tomorrow morning. the union
Jan 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >>> controversy and health crises. unexpected health complications, hillary clinton's final days as secretary of state. >>> and google, why is the company's chairman visiting a rogue state with the former governor? bill richardson, joining us this hour. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the room. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room". >> a new year, a new congress and new cabinet to put together, and a very tough agenda for lawmakers and the president in the weeks ahead. let's begin our coverage right now with our national correspondent, jim acosta, he's up on capitol hill. >> reporter: some things will not change. john boehner is still the speaker of the house. but there are lots of new faces on capitol hill and some of them are ready for a fight. the newly sworn in 113th congress is so diverse it is redefining the term, ladies of the house. there are more women than ever before. roughly a 100, add that to the approximately 43 african-americans, 31 latinos, 12 asians, and seven gay and bisexual politicians, and many have taken notice. >> it means we re
Jan 4, 2013 4:00am EST
state hillary clinton goes back to work next week after a month away. clinton is resting at home after leaving a hospital in new york on wednesday. but she's also seen to state department staff in preparation for her return. clinton won't be making overseas trips for the time being, as she continues to recover from a blood clot. >>> three senators are turning up the heat on the cia, over the movie, "zero dark thirty." they complain that the u.s. used torture in the hunt for osama bin laden. now, they're trying to find out if cia officials deliberately misled the filmmakers. the lawmakers sent a letter to the cia director this week, asking for all documents the agency provided to the filmmakers. >>> it's time for the weather of the nation. morning showers in the pacific northwest. snow tapers off from new mexico to southwest texas. showers in corpus christi, dallas and midland. and showers in west palm beach. and flurries in western new york. >> upper 20s across the midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >>> and when we come back, think your job is stressful? well, the new list of
Jan 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
example clinton appointing lloyd benson, shoring up the right flank, the president missed an opportunity here, and that may cost him in his efforts to advance policy. >> thanks so much. steve leaseman, who has been there seven treasury secretaries. that's several more than i have, steve. >> the president's choice of jack lew is already stirring some conversation because he has completed the top four cabinet posts with another white man. that has put the white house on the defensive. >> if janet napolitano is the secretary of homeland security, the cabinet level position, the u.n. ambassador, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is susan rice. you know, again, i could go through the list. this president has appointed -- has made two appointments to the supreme court both of them women. i think that his commitment to -- >> do you think it's an unfair charge? >> i think that the record speaks for itself. >> the record does speak for itself, doesn't it? joining me now for our daily fix, chris alissa, msnbc contributor managing editor of post, msnbc's white house
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Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
allow same-sex marriage. secretary of state hillary clinton back on the job today and she has a sense of humor about her recent problems. >>> hamid karzai set to meet with president obama about the future of his country. he already said who he blames for the corruption and militant violence in afghanistan. he blames us. thank you, closeman. we'll be right back. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart, i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differely. >> shepard: secretary of state hillary clinton is back to work today after a series of serious health problems that handed her in the hos
Jan 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
hacerle... vas a tener que inventar esta noche algo para ver. >>> clinton regresa a trabajar y le regalan una pelota y un casco tambiÉn al reregresar a su oficina a trabajar. y messi sigue hacien ♪ ♪ >>> la secretaria de estado hillary clinton regreso a sus labores, clinton de 65 aÑos se reuniÓ con sus asistentes que le regalaron un casco que es para que se proteja si se vuelve a caer. >>> messi sigue siendo el mejor jugador del mundo, por cuarto aÑo consecutivo se hizo del balÓn de oro. y vilma nos cuenta cÓmo la selecciÓn que hizo la fifa le ganÓ por mucho a cualquier otro deportista. >>> esta vez no desfilÓ por las canchas, sino por la alfombra roja que daba paso a las estrellas. el argentino messi metiÓ la goleada de su vida. hoy paso a la historia como el jugador que ganÓ 4 veces seguida el balÓn de oro que enenttrega fifa. >>> muy contento, felicidad obviamente. >>> el balÓn de oro que tuvo que cargar le llegÓ al cerrar la temporada 2012 con 91 goles marcados a favor de su equipo, rompiendo otro rÉcord que dicen los expertos que sera difÍcil de superar. >
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Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
the job at least for a while. james rosen tells us secretary of state hillary clinton is off the disabled list to fill the remaining time. >> the selling presented her from a gift from all of us. she said, as you know, washington is contact sport. inside it was a football helmet with the state department seal and also a football jersey that said clinton on the back and on the front it says number 112 which symbolizes the number of countries she has visited as secretary of state. she loved it. she thought it was cool. being hillary clinton she wanted to get back to business. >> reporter: that meant ordering state department officials to get cracking on implementing all the recommendations for enhanced security that was proposed by the accountability review board that investigated the attacks in benghazi and clinton remains committed to testify about benghazi before she leaves office. >> she is prepared to do it at open session. >> at no point again this morning did we see any indication that there was a decision from secretary clinton specifically to deny requests for additional f
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did you know christopher stevens? he said everybody knew christopher stevens. he was
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
clinton's success? good morning from washington. thursday, january 10, 2013. this is "the daily run-down." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first read of the morning. this afternoon president obama will formally name his chief of staff, jack lew, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over the debt ceiling. lew is a walk among walks. described in one profile by the huffington post. quote, as harry potter grew up and replaced his magic wand with excel spread sheets. if confirmed lew will be the highest ranking orthodox you don't in government. he grew up in queens. brings his own lunch to work. chose sandwich and an apple which he eats at his desk and still commutes back and forth to new york. catching a train home every friday to spend weekends with his wife. he is well liked in the white house. the p came to depend to the act not many people in washington kno
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
still work out the detail of abe's visit to washington. she said secretary of state hillary clinton will meet next week with japanese foreign minister fumeio kishida. nuland said clinton spoke with kishida over the phone and repeated the stance on the senkaku islands in the east china sea. clinton said the islands are covered by the security treaty between the two countries. nuland said clinton urged chinese and japanese diplomats to hold talks to resolve the issue. >>> now, before abe heads off, he has to take care of some business at home. ai uchida has been following up on that. so ai, what has abe been up to? >> well, catherine, you might remember yesterday he gave outlines of his proposed stimulus measures. today he's getting some people together who haven't met in years. why is he doing all? well, japan's new government is stepping up efforts to revive the sluggish economy. and the prime minister is reopening the council on economic and fiscal policy. that's to come up with mid to long-term measures. the council is a key part of abe's economic plan along with a new task force that
Jan 10, 2013 11:00am EST
clinton administration was and it's more diverse than president bush. that being said, you know, as the proud father of a 6-year-old daughter who is already planning her presidential run, the optics aren't good. and we can do better and should do better. when you're talking about these key positions, these cabinet positions, let's be honest. it's not just about finding the best person. that's obvious. but it's also about sending a message to the country. there are great qualified women that can be secretary of defense or secretary of state as we've seen with secretary clinton so we've got to be honest about that. to congressman rangel's point, as democrats, we can't be hypocritical critical, we tore apart and i did, so did others over mitt romney's comments. we can't sit there and hold the white house to a different standard. i think the president and administration need to do a better job. i'm just being honest. >> chris, as we look at this, the obama cabinet compared to that of president clinton or president bush, is this just leaving open, i guess, a weak spot for the president movin
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
, not to israel. in 1988 he called james hormelthen president bill clinton's choice "openly aggressively gay." saying his sexual orientation would be an inhibiting factor. hagel has since apologized for that comment last month saying those remarks were insensitive. but outgoing congressman barney frank blasted him last night in a statement, "i cannot think of any other minority group in the u.s. today where such a negative statement and action made in 1988 would not be an obstacle to a major presidential appointment." t t the two have remained close since. the president has used that alliance as part of his sales pitch for hagel. >> i've served with chuck hagel, i know him. he is a patriot. >> senator jack reid who was also on that 2008 trip is expected to be, to do much of the leg work in the senate to get hagel's nomination over the finish line. he is going to have to be persuading both. he has a lot of respect in the democratic caucus and the ten soft votes i identified perhaps a little bit more, reid might be able to flip at least half of them. hagel the first vietnam ve
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
. first he will have to beat hillary clinton. in a new ppp poll, 57% said they would like to see her as the democratic presidential candidate. joining me now. msnbc es ra's klein. >> the joe by den that we have seen emerged is the one we know. i have seen him be concise, effective. very clear, on what objectives are and clear on what was possible and that seems to be the role he is playing inside the white house. it is a big role. it was born out of the increasing feel of biden. he makes these hilarious jokeiio have to spread their legs to get frisked at the senate. when he ran with president obama the idea of the obama candidacy was to get washington past it's partisan warfar aree. that new kind of politics has lead to many successes. it has not led to less part sanship. the one part that has been a bright spot in cutting deals and getting a working relationship is this old school senate drenched back room dealing. in a funny way it has worked in this new bitter era. >> karen, it looks like we are headed for a biden versus clinton presidential primary in 2016 and make others. but it
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
of osama bin laden. >>> a gag gift greeted secretary of state hillary clinton when she got back to work at the state department today. you see this picture here? mrs. clinton got a football helmet with the state department logo on the side. secretary clinton has not made any public appearances since early december when she fell, hit her head and sustained a concussion. hence the helmet. she was released from the hospital last week after treatment for a blood clot. >>> just hours from now a special meeting will be held to talk about the proposed closure of several east bay fire stations. contra costa supervisors voted last month to shut down stations in clayton, lafayette, martinez and walnut creek. they say it's necessary to close a budget deficit after voters refused the tax increase. tonight's meeting begins at 6:30 at the lafayette veterans memorial building. >>> can you drive in the carpool lane alone? every driver in the bay area could have a vested interest in a marin county man's challenge to the rule. he was in court today. jonathan freeman says he got a traffic ticket for
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
clinton getting ready to head back to work. days after being hospitalized for a blood clot in her head. >> president obama back in washington to put the pieces of his second term in place. the new financial crisis he faces. and who he plans to nominate to be the next secretary of defense. also. the big change in san francisco. as drivers now have to shell out change. to park in the city on sundays. james holmes. the suspect in the colorado movie theater [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. if your resolution is saving money, safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. now's a good time to pack your lunches. lean cuisine is just $1.99. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. resolutions, kept. and charmin is $13.99 for 30 double rolls. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >> james holmes, shooting. is expected to appear in court tomorrow. holmes is the man accused of killing twelve people and injuring nearly 70 others when he opened fire at a theater in aurora colora
Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
for criticizing a clinton nominee as "openly aggressively guy." >> it's dangerous to roll the dice on this issue. >> reporter: all questions lawmakers are eager to ask whether confirmation hearings get underway. now hagel did get a high profile endorsement not here on the hill. it was from former secretary of state colin powell, the general said he's independent. he's bold. he thinks both inside and outside the box. >> thanks so much. >> reporter: so remember a few weeks back when we told you how treasury secretary tim geithner said he figured out a way to keep the government defaulting on the debt for two months? not so fast. a new analysis by the bipartisan policy center says the u.s. may default a month earlier than expected. they say the government will likely run out of money to pay its bills between february 15th and march 1st. we hit the $16.4 trillion debt limit on december 31st. the treasury department said they were taking "extraordinary measures" to put off default. the debt ceiling debate is set to be the next big showdown in washington. both republicans and democrats have
Jan 8, 2013 2:30am PST
there, hillary clinton back at work at the state department after spending a month away due to health concerns. she gets a very pleasant surprise welcome back from her staff. we'll show you that. >>> and we'll get a check on the weather when "way too early" comes right back. >> reporter: a gunman walked up, opened fire on gabrielle giffords and the crowd. six people were killed, among them, a 9-year-old girl and a federal district judge. at least 13 others were injured. so you say men are superior drivers? yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when
Jan 4, 2013 4:00am PST
scene. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is reportedly recovering well after being released from a hospital this week. while clinton is recuperating at home, she's also working. a spokesman said she called into thursday's meeting of the foreign policy advisory board. secretary clinton spent three days in the hospital being treated for a blood clot discovered during a follow-up exam for a concussion she suffered last month. mrs. clinton plans to return to work next week. >>> well, president obama is continuing his holiday vacation in hawaii. one day after returning to the island, the president treated his daughters to some bowling and an iconic hawaiian island treat. shaved ice. the president has been said to have emerged with a blue and red multiflavored ice in hand. >> more than 5,000 miles away, vice president joe biden was participating in a mock swearing in of new senators when this awkward but funny moment happened with democrat heidi highcamp of north dakota. >> spread your legs -- you say that to somebody in north dakota, they think it's a frisk. >> i'm at a loss. i don't kn
Jan 7, 2013 4:00am PST
clinton gets back to work. what prince charles worries about. and a kangaroo on the loose. where else but australia. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> a very good morning to you. the white house confirmed today president obama will announce former nebraska senator chuck hagel as secretary of defense. it will be a rough road to confirmation for the vietnam vet who outspokenly posed the iraq war. meanwhile white house officials tell nbc news that mr. obama will also nominate his counterterrorism adviser, john brennan as the next cia chief. we're just learning that. tracie potts has more from washington on both nominations for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the brennan announcement we just got early this morning. he's a 25 year vet at the cia and went through his own bit of controversy when he was first considered for that job back in 2008. as for chuck hagel, he is expected to face criticism from his own party, both of those nominations being announced later today. today president obama is expecte
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